SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 101 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth sentence the following 3 sentences:- In the event of a vacancy on the interim board of public works caused by the death or resignation of either of the 2 senior water commissioners, the remaining members shall give written notice thereof, within 1 month of the vacancy, to the board of selectmen who, with the remaining members of the board, shall, after 1 week's notice, fill the vacancy by a roll call vote. The board of selectmen shall fill the vacancy, if the board of public works fails to timely give the notice as prescribed herein. A majority of the votes of the officers entitled to vote shall be necessary to fill the vacancy.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.